The online BAS in health sciences degree at Arizona State University is ideal for people in health-related fields who have an associate of applied science (AAS) degree and want to earn their four-year degree.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
60 transfer credit hour requirement
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

The health sciences field is the single largest industry in the country, accounting for more than 14 million jobs. Many of the fastest growing occupations today are in health sciences. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, health sciences occupations are expected to generate as many as 3 million new jobs by 2016. In addition, the field of health education is expected to grow by 20 percent, or roughly 25,000 new jobs, in the next decade.

This is a cross-disciplinary program designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to position you for a range of career opportunities in health-related fields. As a graduate of this program, you will be well prepared for success as a manager in your original field of expertise, such as Medical Radiology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Histology Technology. Other career opportunities, depending upon the focus of original AAS study, include positions as health educators, elder services program coordinators, long-term care health and wellness coordinators, and community nutrition aides. You'll also be uniquely qualified for graduate study in applied programs such as gerontology, family sciences, and health education.

Looking for an in-person program? Explore the on-campus applied health sciences degree.

Developing the health workforce of the future:

The College of Health Solutions school is dedicated to designing programs focused on addressing the world’s most pressing issues in health.

  • In the fall 2019, the College of Health Solutions had 6,758 students, 289 Barrett Honors scholars, 163 faculty members and $14.5 million in research expenditures.
  • Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more.
  • ASU is #2 in the U.S. for online undergraduate degree programs (U.S. News & World Report).

Calendar

Next Start Date:

01/13/2020
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Faculty

ASU’s College of Health Solutions has faculty with high-level expertise, in addition to cutting-edge approaches in research:

  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Using advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication
  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health

Program Summary

Total Hours:

120

Upper Division Hours:

45

Major GPA:

2.0

Cumulative GPA:

2.0

Total Hours at ASU:

30

Related Careers

According to O*Net Online, employment in exercise and wellness, kinesiology, and healthy lifestyle promotion is expected to increase 19-37% from 2010 to 2020. Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Sciences have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Example Careers

  • Public relations specialist
  • Community health worker
  • Certified health education specialist
  • Educator

Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission

Some programs may have additional requirements for admission.

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